NEW! Leeds Lieder Announces Seventh Festival of Song for April

11/03/2017

Leeds Lieder Announces Seventh Festival of Song

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April 2017: “Songs of Travel”

LLSupported by Arts Council England, Leeds Lieder – ‘one of the most exuberant and far-reaching festivals of art-song in the UK The Times is delighted to announce details of its seventh Festival, under the Artistic Directorship of pianist Joseph Middleton. Read more

NEW! Zurich Opera Announces its 2017/2018 Season

09/03/2017

Zurich Opera in 2017/2018

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NEW! Opera Integra Bring Die Fledermaus to Notting Hill in March

09/03/2017

Opera Integra’s Die Fledermaus

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Opera Integra present a new production of Die Fledermaus by Fiona Williams, choreographed by former Lead Principal ballerina at English National Ballet, Elena Glurdjidze, accompanied by Opera Integra’s chamber orchestra and conducted by Sonia Ben-Santamaria.

24 & 25 MARCH, 2017 at 7.30pm 

VENUE: St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN Read more

NEW! General Booking is Now Open for Longborough Festival Opera 2017

06/03/2017

BOOKING OPEN FOR LONGBOROUGH FESTIVAL OPERA 2017

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General booking is now open for Longborough Festival Opera 2017: from 10am on Monday 6 March keen opera fans can purchase sought-after tickets to this hidden gem of the Cotswolds.

For its 2017 season, Longborough presents a revival of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, plus three new productions. Director Orpha Phelan and designer Madeleine Boyd, winners of the 2016 Best Opera Production award at the Royal Danish Opera, make their Longborough debuts with Beethoven’s Fidelio; Thomas Guthrie returns to direct Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Freemasons; and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is Longborough’s Young Artist production for 2017, uniting emerging singers and players. Read more

NEW! Robert Farr reports on the 26th Annual Singing Competition Final – Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers

05/03/2017

The 26th Annual Singing Competition Final – Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 28th February 2017
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NEW! Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra at Barbican Hall on 8 March

02/03/2017

Outstanding Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra in a special concert “From Haydn to Piazzolla” at London’s Barbican Hall.

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi orchestra

8 March at 8pm at Barbican Hall, London

Tickets available at http://www.barbican.org.uk.

VS Eminent violinist Vladimir Spivakov is renowned throughout Russia as the founder and director of the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. He is also recognized worldwide for his brilliant performances as a recitalist, guest soloist and guest conductor of leading orchestras, and for his humanitarian activities. He has played with numerous orchestras under great conductors such as Bernstein, Solti, Ozawa, Maazel, Abbado, Guilini and others. Read more

UPDATED IN MEMORIAM NICOLAI GEDDA (1925-2017)

28/02/2017

NICOLAI GEDDA (1925 -2017)

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Nicola Gedda as Nemorino one of his signature roles

His daughter, Tania, announced the death of Nicolai Gedda on January 8 at his residence near Lausanne, Switzerland. His death occurred a few months after that of his first wife, the pianist Nadia Gedda-Nova – Tania’s mother – and a few days after that of Georges Prêtre with whom he collaborated several times, notably as Don José in the recording of Carmen alongside Maria Callas. Read more

NEW! BARITONE MICHAEL VOLLE IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON

26/02/2017

Michael Volle talks to Michael Cookson

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Michael Volle

Michael Volle one of the leading baritones on the international stage today is a recipient of eminent German Theatre Award ‘Faust’ and in 2008 and 2014 was named ‘Singer of the Year’ by opera magazine ‘Opernwelt’. In a 2008 interview with Jim Pritchard for Seen and Heard, Volle had yet to sing Hans Sachs a role which has since established him as one of the greatest acting baritones of his generation. A pinnacle of Volle’s career was singing Sachs in Stefan Herheim’s production of Die Meistersinger at the Salzburg Festival 2013. Read more

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